Parent U Back to School Newsletter

September 14 - September 18

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What's New With Parent U?

After a summer full of planning, preparation, and suntan lotion, Parent U is back! We are excited to announce that we have 21 new partners this year, which means that our fall programming will be our best yet. We can't wait for you to see what we have in store.


This year, we also plan to hold the majority of our events in clusters, which means that a workshop from each strand (social, academic, and health and wellness) will happen at the same location at the same time. This is a unique opportunity to cultivate a more interdisciplinary approach to learning, as well as allowing for more interactions between members of our community.


And as always, every event is open to the public and free of charge. Unless otherwise noted, registration is not required. Childcare and transportation is available upon request. For either, call Stephanie 828-350-6117.

In The Meantime, Check Out Our Upcoming Events:

How To Help Your Kids With Math, Bedtime Routines, and Complete Kids

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6:15-7pm

441 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC

How To Help Your Kids With Math (UNC Asheville Math Department): Don’t worry--we won’t make you relearn long division! But math skills are essential to the success of children growing up in today’s world. You can help kids improve their math skills by learning how to ask the right questions so they arrive at the answers on their own - and this workshop will teach you how do just that.


Bedtime Routines (Triple P Parenting): This discussion group gives positive parenting strategies to help you develop a good bedtime routine. You will discuss common bedtime problems and skills that will help children get into a routine. You’ll learn how to keep track of sleep patterns to understand them and strategies for preventing these problems. Finally, you’ll design a plan for developing good bedtime routines in your family.


Complete Kids (Complete Nutrition): Staying healthy can be hard when the whole family is busy. This workshop will review nutrition and exercise options suitable for kids of all ages and fitness levels. A special focus will be placed on exercises that can be done at home while still having fun!

ESOL Classes Start at Asheville Middle

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6-8pm

197 South French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC

Every Tuesday from 6 to 8. Registration required; call Erin Sebelius at 828- 254-3442 to register.

African Dance with LEAF Schools and Streets Starts

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

419 McDowell Street

Asheville, NC

Let West African Dance experts teach you drumming and choreography! Some drummers and dancers may even be invited to perform in the larger Asheville community and at the LEAF festival. Every Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00.

Tuesday/Thursday GED Class at Pisgah View Resource Center

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 12:30-2:30pm

1 Granada Street

Asheville, NC

Come study and get the skills you need to get your GED in an ongoing workshop. Meets weekly at Pisgah View Resource Center, Apartment 17A. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Call Terrie Williams at 828-239-3559 to register.

ESOL Classes Start at Jones Elementary

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 6-8pm

544 Kimberly Avenue

Asheville, NC

Every Wednesday from 6 to 8. Registration required; call Erin Sebelius at 828- 254-3442 to register.

Motheread at Hillcrest

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 10am-12pm

100 Atkinson Street

Asheville, NC

Attend this program at Hillcrest Apartments that combines teaching of literacy skills with child development, adult empowerment, and professional skill development. Adults and children will be empowered to use the power of language to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities. Every Wednesday. No registration required.
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